Portable Sanitation Association International

Association Insight October 28, 2020

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© Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) • 2626 E. 82nd Street, Suite 175 • Bloomington, Minnesota 55425 www.psai.org • 952.854.8300 ASSOCIATIONINSIGHT Portable Sanitation Association International News BIWEEKLY EDITION OCTOBER 28, 2020 After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet" which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are (allegedly real) maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots ("P") and solutions recorded ("S") by maintenance engineers: P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. S: Almost replaced left inside main tire. P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft. P: Something loose in cockpit. S: Something tightened in cockpit. P: Dead bugs on windshield. S: Live bugs on back-order. P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent. S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground. P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear S: Evidence removed. P: DME volume unbelievably loud. S: DME volume set to more believable level. P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. S: That's what friction locks are for. P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode. S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode. P: Suspected crack in windshield. S: Suspect you're right. P: Number 3 engine missing. S: Engine found on right wing after brief search. P: Aircraft handles funny. S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious. P: Target radar hums. S. Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics. P: Mouse in cockpit. S: Cat installed. P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer. S: Took hammer away from midget. PSAI Events Visit: https://psai.org/events/ NOVEMBER 17–20 The PSAI's First Ever Virtual Educational Conference & Trade Show! 26–27 Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Airplane Maintenance Humor DECEMBER 2–22 Train the Trainer Course—More details to come 3 Virtual Roundtable—Portable Sanitation Hot Topics 8–10 Virtual Training—Basic Service Tech Training Series (All Three Sessions in Three Days!) 17 Virtual Roundtable—Portable Sanitation Hot Topics 24–25 Office Closed for Christmas Holiday

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